It Did the Job

  The primary purpose of miracles was to confirm the message being sent. It was that way in the Old as well as the New Testament. One example so plainly demonstrating this truth is when Jesus calmed the stormy sea and walked on the water.

  He had been teaching His disciples that He was the Son of God. He proved the message by doing miracles. When He walked on the water all that witnessed this event cried out, "Of a truth thou art the Son of God" (Matt. 14: 33). They were convinced.

  God expects us to believe the identity of Christ but not without evidence. The records of the first four New Testament books radiate divinely given evidence that Jesus is the Son of God. His miracle power was one irrefutable evidence of this fact.

  What was it that Nicodemus said? "For no man can do these miracles which thou doest, except God be with him" (John 3:2). God would not have been with Him if He had not been telling the truth about being God's Son. The miracles were faith-building.